WHY IT MATTERS
The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is one of the most ecologically biodiverse places in the world. Yet over the years, human driven activities have led to major habitat loss and forest fragmentation1. At the present, the remaining forest is in far greater danger of disappearing than the more renowned Amazon Rainforest. WeForest is combating the progressive loss of biodiversity in the Upper Paraná Atlantic Rainforest Ecoregion, contributing to the restoration of some of the best and most extensive examples of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. As the remaining fragments continue to face human pressure, WeForest aims to connect isolated and often small forest patches to the remaining protected areas in the Pontal do Paranapanema region in the Western São Paulo State. This conservation approach focuses on restoring networks and connectivity between remnants of high biological importance.